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Remembering Elinor Ostrom

A tribute to the economist, Elinor Ostrom, who went far beyond the public-private goods dichotomy to understand the evolution of societal frameworks and develop the institutions and development framework. She challenged the notion of "tragedy of the commons" and her fi eld experiments helped understand in some of the critical tenets of institutional analysis to provide the rationale behind citizens' abilities to craft institutions to cope successfully with commons in some settings though not in others.

Ostrom on India and Nepal

In their commentary on Elinor Ostrom’s 2009 Nobel award, J Bandyopadhyay et al (7 November) provide an interesting discussion of Ostrom’s research on the governance of common property resources and its significance for scholars and planners in south Asia and India. It does not, however, provide an...
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